Get to Know the DOE Team: Meet Brenda Vigue

Brenda Vigue

Maine DOE Team member Brenda Vigue is being highlighted this week as part of the Get to Know the DOE Team Campaign. Learn a little more about Brenda in the brief question and answer below.

What are your roles with DOE?

I am the Office Manager of Higher Education and Student Support Services. My main focus is Certification

What do you like best about your job?

The variety of the things I do and the business of the job.

How or why did you decide on this career?

I worked in at DHHS for most of my state career and needed a change and the opportunity came up in Education. I am glad I ended up here as I have met a variety of people in DOE and the education field.

What do you like to do outside of work for fun?

I like to spend time with family! My grandson just graduated from high school and I am so proud of him to have graduated during this pandemic.  He was born right after 9/11 so I expect good things to happen in his future.

I am taking my last two classes in the fall at UMA and will be graduating with a Bachelor’s degree. It has been a long adventure but my hope is to inspire my daughter and two grandchildren that it is never too late in life to pursue your educational dreams! My husband and I, and our 2 dogs like to take rides and walk on the beach and in the mountains!